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Edubuntu 9.04 vs openSUSE 11.1 Li-f-e

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Ubuntu

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I use educational software a lot. As I am the IT admin of a local school and consult for a few more, I get the chance to see the software in action and see the results and responses ( as well as hear the complaints and/or appreciation when it comes up ).

Microsoft 'indoctrinates' Best Buy workers with anti-Linux 'lies'

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Linux
Microsoft

dailyfinance.com: Microsoft (MFST) is "indoctrinating" Best Buy (BBY) workers to sell its highly anticipated Windows 7 operating system using outright lies about the performance of open-source competitor Linux, according to Linux experts and at least one Best Buy employee who has seen the alleged Microsoft training slides.

Is Spicebird The Best Desktop E-Mail Client?

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Software

d0od.blogspot: SpiceBird is a desktop E-Mail application that combines E-Mail, Instant Messaging, Calendar, Task management and an iGoogle gadgets in one application.

Its about the market share

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Linux

idreamoflinux.com: Some people argue that the market share of an OS is not very important and that we should not try to switch people over to GNU/Linux. They argue that the GNU/Linux project is fine with the small market share it currently has. According to me, the market share of an OS is very crucial and we need to get more people on board.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #158

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #158 for the week August 30th - Septenber 5th, 2009 is available.

Review: Ubuntu Tweak

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Software

ardchoille42.blogspot: I was browsing the Get Deb site and happened to find an application called Ubuntu Tweak which piqued my interest. I never install anything outside of the official Ubuntu software repositories unless I am able to audit the source code - this is one of the benefits of open-source software.

Will GIMP 2.8 come in a single window mode?

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GIMP

gimpusers.com: There is an interesting message of Martin Nordholts, one of the core developers of GIMP, in the official mailing list about GIMP 2.8 being shipped in a single window mode.

Also: Layer Sets/Groups in GIMP 2.8! Preview Update!

Wine, Linux and Multimedia Software (Part 1)

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Software

linuxlinks.com: I have been an unashamed Windows user for longer than I care to remember. However, I took a big step about six months ago when I commenced my adventure with Linux. There remained one significant barrier to becoming productive under Linux.

Ubuntu 9.10 Gets Unreleased Catalyst 9.10 Driver

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Software
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Last year Canonical resorted to publishing an unreleased Catalyst driver within Ubuntu 8.10 so that there would be a ATI driver available to provide proper 3D support to its user. This happened again with Ubuntu 9.04. Well, now we have it a third time.

If this is the revolution, I’m out

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: I don’t know if I should call this a trend or just an occurrence, but for some reason I find it distressing that some people are forcing others to use Linux, as a means of converting them.

How-To: Install Amarok 2.2 Beta 1 from the Kubuntu Beta Backports

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Ubuntu

The first beta of Amarok 2.2, codenamed 'Crystal Clear', was released on September 4 and packages are available for Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty from the Kubuntu Beta Backports. To install Amarok 2.2 Beta 1 in Kubuntu/Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope just follow the instructions below:

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Party on, Linux Dudes and Dudettes
  • Bilbo Blogger: free desktop blogging
  • Viewsonic Set to Dip Its Toes in Netbook Waters
  • Introduction to Kuki Linux
  • NVIDIA 190.32 Beta Brings New VDPAU Features
  • Gallium3D Support For Haiku Operating System
  • Jono Bacon: Three Years At Canonical
  • The future of the boot system in Debian
  • Lubuntu looks promising
  • Encrypted $HOME Now Offerred at Ubuntu Installation
  • Video: KVM in RHEL5
  • Firefox Helping users keep plugins updated
  • Parallels Desktop 4 Linux – Virtualization Walkthrough
  • FLOSS Weekly 85: LinuxCon
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2009.09.04

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to solve boot problems with Ubuntu after kernel upgrade
  • Add ftp service to your Ubuntu Server
  • How to disable the blanking of screen after idle timeout in linux
  • Gentoo: How to fix a broken Python installation
  • How To Monitor Your System Performance In OpenSuSe
  • KDE – Blog from KOrganizer HOWTO
  • Bluecoat Proxy SG device Supporting FTP
  • How to install Chromium in Arch Linux (Google Chrome)
  • Improve flash performance (a bit, maybe)

uzbl: a browser that adheres to the unix philosophy

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Software

tuxtraining.com: Like Vimperator for Firefox? Want something a bit smaller? Easier to config from plain text files? Well meet Uzbl.

Radio Station KRUU Saves Thousands Thanks to Open Source Software

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OSS
Ubuntu

ostatic.com/blog: Open source radios are nothing new, but what about open source radio stations? Behind the scenes, KRUU staff relies on Ubuntu as its primary operating system.

Tucan Manager

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Software

meanmachine.wordpress: Tucan Manager is a free and open source software designed for automatic management of downloads and uploads at hosting sites like rapidshare or megaupload.

Vector Linux 6.0

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Linux

jjtcomputing.co.uk: I published a review on the new Slackware 13.0, which I really didn’t like for numerous reasons. However, I did a search for Slackware based distros, to see whether the base ideas could be built upon. Slackware itself is higly stable and customisable, but maybe another developer could mix these attributes with usability.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated

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Linux

The Debian project is pleased to announce the third update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename "lenny"). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems.

Amarok 2.2 – Reloaded, revamped, rethinked, reeverything!

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Software

kdenews.org: The Amarok team is getting ready for the release of Amarok 2.2 and is proud to release the first beta version of Amarok 2.2.

The 5 Problems I Have With Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

westphx1980.blogspot: I went cold turkey from Ubuntu nearly 11 months ago, for various reasons, only to force myself to learn other, more "complicated" distros, and in turn learn more about the Linux/Unix operating system.

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Leftovers: Software

  • GNU Guile 2.2.1 released
    We are happy to announce GNU Guile release 2.2.1, the first bug-fix release in the new 2.2 stable release series.
  • Announcing Nylas Mail 2.0 [Ed: just Electron]
  • Cerebro Is An Amazing Open Source OS X Spotlight Alternative For Linux [Ed: also just Electron]
    You may be fed up with traditional way of searching/opening applications on your system. Cerebro is an amazing utility built using Electron and available for Linux, Windows, and Mac. It is open-source and released under MIT license.
  • Flowblade Another Video Editor for Linux? Give It A Try!
    You may have favorite video editor to edit your videos but there is no harm to try something new, its initial release was not that long, with time it made some great improvements. It can be bit hard to master this video editor but if you are not new in this field you can make it easily and will be total worth of time.
  • Get System Info from CLI Using `NeoFetch` Tool in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
  • Ukuu Kernel Manager Utility lets You Upgrade or Install Kernels in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are many ways to upgrade your Linux Kernel using Synaptics, command line and so. The Ukuu utility is the simply solution to manager your Ubuntu/Linux Mint kernels. If you want to test new fixes in the Linux Kernel then you can install Mainline Kernels released by Ubuntu team but mainline Kernels are intended to use for testing purposes only (so be careful).
  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Vi/Vim Text Editor in Linux
    While working with Linux systems, there are several areas where you’ll need to use a text editor including programming/scripting, editing configuration/text files, to mention but a few. There are several remarkable text editors you’ll find out there for Linux-based operating systems.
  • OpenShot 2.3 Linux Video Editor New Features
    It’s been quite some time since we last talked about OpenShot, and more specifically when it had its second major release. Recently, the team behind the popular open source video editor has made its third point release available which happens to come with a couple of exciting new features and tools, so here is a quick guide on where to find them and how to use them.
  • Boostnote: Another Great Note Taking App for Developers? Find Out By Yourself
    Boostnote is an open-source note-taking application especially made for programmers and developers, it is build up with Electron framework and cross-platform available for Linux, Windows and Mac. Being programmers, we take lots of notes which includes commands, code snippets, bug information and so on. It all comes in handy when you have organized them all in one place, Boostnote does this job very well. It lets you organize your notes in folders with tags, so you can find anything you are looking for very quickly.
  • Collabora Office 5.3 Released
    Today we released Collabora Office 5.3 and Collabora GovOffice 5.3, which contain great new features and enhancements. They also contains all fixes from the upstream libreoffice-5-3 branch and several backported features.

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